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Photo Flash: Un-Common Theatre Co Performs ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 7/16-7/19


This July The Un-Common Theatre Co's Young Adult performers will present the legendary cult show "Anyone Can Whistle". This wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical satire points ahead to Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking work in the 1970s even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in the musical theatre's golden age.

An absurdly funny fantasy by Stephen Sondheim & Arthur Laurents ("West Side Story" & "Gypsy"), "Anyone Can Whistle" tells the story of a corrupt mayoress (originally played by Angela Lansbury) who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town (through the resulting pilgrim trade) and the ill-fated romance between the rational nurse out to expose the fraud and the easy-going doctor determined to enjoy the chaos it brings. In the end, the show delivers a poignant message about the importance of the individual in a conformist society but not before aiming its still-relevant barbs at government, religion, science and anything else that stands in its way! With its circus-like atmosphere, "Anyone Can Whistle" features a dazzling, melodic Broadway-style score which overflows with the youthful energy of experimentation, consisting of one showstopper after another.

A multi-media production with live video and audience participation, "Anyone Can Whistle" turns the conventional musical genre upside down. With special guest appearances and escapees from Dr. Detmold's Asylum for the Socially Pressured, known as the Cookie Jar, mingling among the audience, you don't know when you might end up as part of the action. This show is a must see!

The production is directed by the Moss Hart award winning Christa Crewdson of Belmont, MA. Ms. Crewdson's Un-Common career includes direction of over 30 plays including the acclaimed productions of "Les Miserables - School Edition", "Sweeney Todd" and "Rent". Ms. Crewdson has taught theatre for the past 16 years including 5 years at the Qualters Middle School in Mansfield and 5 years at Boston Latin where she also serves as Theatre Company Director.

Linda Barbieri of Attleboro, Ma (Music Direction) and Chris Charig of Arlington, Ma (Orchestra Direction) lend their musical expertise to the intricate score.

The talented performers who make up the cast are: From Boston, Ma: Ellie Brigida (Dr. Detmold), From Canton, Ma: Matthew Timmons (Comptroller Schub), From Dorchester, Ma: Tien Tran (George & Ensemble), From East Boston, Ma: Billy Thompson (J. Bowden Hapgood), From Foxboro, Ma: Shannon Ballou (Mrs. Schroeder), Jeff Dietzel (John & Ensemble), From Hyde Park, Ma: Hayley Johnson (Ensemble), From Mansfield, Ma: Johnny Fullerton (Chief of Police Magruder), Lloyd Hewitt (Ensemble), Rachel Johnston (Ensemble), Brittany Robertson (Fay Apple), Emily Ruddy (Baby Joan Schroeder), From Middleboro, Ma: Sarra Forti (Ensemble), From North Attleboro, Ma: Bridget Moriarty (Dr. Jane Osgood & Ensemble), From North Easton, Ma: Gina Doherty (Ensemble), From Norton, Ma: Alex Cronin (Ensemble), From Norwood, Ma: Matthew Hawley (Treasurer Cooley), From Rumford, R.I.: Elise Pratt (Cora Hoover Hooper), From Sharon, Ma: Ariel Galford (Ensemble), Elyse Lewis (Ensemble), From Cranston R.I.: Brittney Santoro (June & Ensemble).

This multi media event will be performed at The Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro, Ma Thursday July 16th through Saturday July 18th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday July 19th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at (800) 838-3006 or thru the Web at Ticket Prices are in advance Adult - $18.00, Senior/Student $13.00. Door ticket prices will be Adult - $20 and Senior/Student $15. For information on Handicapped and Un-Common Member tickets please call The Un-Common Theatre Co. at (508)698-3098.

The Un-Common Theatre Co. is currently in its 29th season of providing a safe, exciting and creative place for children and adolescents to develop life skills through exposure to the professional theatrical experience. For more information on the Un-Common Theatre Co. and "Anyone Can Whistle", please visit their website at

Photo Flash: Un-Common Theatre Co Performs ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 7/16-7/19

Photo Flash: Un-Common Theatre Co Performs ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 7/16-7/19
Johnny Fullerton, Matt Hawley, Matthew Timmons, Brittney Santoro, and Elise Pratt

Photo Flash: Un-Common Theatre Co Performs ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 7/16-7/19
Elise Pratt with Johnny Fullerton, Matthew Timmons, and Matt Hawley

Photo Flash: Un-Common Theatre Co Performs ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 7/16-7/19
Brittany Robertson and Billy Thompson

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